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This is Not Propaganda - Peter Pomerantsev

This is Not Propaganda - Peter Pomerantsev

Faber & Faber

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In "This is not Propaganda", Peter Pomerantsev dissects the ways in which propaganda and disinformation shape our perceptions of reality. Drawing on his experiences as a television producer in Russia and his deep understanding of media manipulation, Pomerantsev explores truth and falsehood in the digital age. However, his outlook is global: the book will take you on a world tour from the Philippines to Mexico, Europe, and China. The book is based on Pomerantsev's personal experiences and interviews with key players in the "information warfare" arena and is written in a very engaging, suspenseful and accessible way. "This is not Propaganda" is an indispensable guide on the nature of propaganda, disinformation, and the evolving nature of truth in the digital age.

Publisher's description

When information is a weapon, everyone is at war.

We live in a world of influence operations run amok, a world of dark ads, psy-ops, hacks, bots, soft facts, ISIS, Putin, trolls, Trump. We’ve lost not only our sense of peace and democracy – but our sense of what those words even mean.

As Peter Pomerantsev seeks to make sense of the disinformation age, he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, ‘behavioural change’ salesmen, Jihadi fan-boys, Identitarians, truth cops, and much more. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, he finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power. His research takes him back to Russia – but the answers he finds there are surprising.

Praise and awards


‘The world’s most powerful people are lying like never before, and no one understands the art of their lies like Peter Pomerantsev.’ Oliver Bullough

‘Through our current smog of smouldering bullshit, This is Not Propaganda shines a necessary, humane and dissident light.’ Nick Rankin

‘Far more than just another take on today’s chaotic information wars, this book argues that we will have to understand how propaganda seeks to shape our deepest thoughts before we can confront it.’ Anne Applebaum

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